Hours Of Operation
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm*
*Please arrive by 11:30am to ensure processing
Wednesday Evening 6:30pm to 8:30pm**
**Please arrive by 8:00pm to ensure processing
Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Please Note: ALL Donations are accepted at the side door of our building (left from the front door). Please ring the bell.
Gleaners Food Bank was originally a pilot project created by members of the Quinte Labour Council and Quinte Development and Peace. The food bank initially operated out of St. Thomas Anglican Church for 6 months in 1986. To meet increasing need the food bank moved to the basement of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in 1987. In 2007 the food bank moved, for the last time, to its current location at 25 Wallbridge Crescent. Gleaners Food Bank owns the property at 25 Wallbridge Crescent mortgage-free thanks to the generosity of many in our community. In July of 2016 Gleaners Food Bank started renovations to increase the space for clients and volunteers in the food bank.
Gleaners Foodbank (Quinte) Inc.
That everyone has the right to food security and an acceptable standard of living.
Therefore our mission is:
- to help feed the hungry.
- to assist those whom we serve attain a better quality of life.
- to collect, store and distribute food to local food banks within our catchment area.
- to provide additional food and supplies to local agencies, organizations and meal programs.
- to educate the public on poverty issues.
Gleaners Foodbank (Quinte) Inc. charitable number: 118939487RR0001
Gleaners Food Bank (Quinte) Inc.
Board of Directors (2016)
- Chair: Wanda Yank
- Secretary: Ellen Enright
- Acting Treasurer: Chantal Fraser
- Director: Steven Halloran
- Director: George MacDonald
- Director: Merry Tinsley
- Director: John Vos
- Director: Sue O’Brien
To contact the Board of Directors please contact the food bank at 613-962-9043 or [email protected].
Gleaners Food Bank was selected to set up a regional warehouse to efficiently bring food to this region’s food banks. With funds from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Harold Ballard Foundation, Gleaners purchased and installed an industrial fridge and freezer, industrial shelving and other equipment to operate the warehouse. The purchase of these items enabled the Tri-County Warehouse to safely and efficiently unload donations for the region.
The purpose of the Tri-County Warehouse is to provide safe and efficient shipping, receiving and food storage for all donations for the region. The warehouse weighs all donations in and out of the warehouse and maintains an accurate inventory system.
The Tri-County Warehouse receives local and corporate donations from across Canada through Food Banks Canada, the National Food Share System and the Ontario Association of Food Banks’ Snap Food Program. These donations are distributed to the region’s food banks based on annual Hunger Counts. The region’s food banks are members of the Quinte Regional Food Share Shelter (QRFSS) and they visit the warehouse monthly for supplies that are crucial to operating their food bank in their community. These supplies include perishable and non-perishable food. Surplus food donations are directed to meal programs and non-profit agencies.
The Tri-County Warehouse has a full time Warehouse Manager and gives a variety of special needs and alternative school placements an opportunity to learn new skills and give back to their community.
In 2001, the Quinte Regional Food Share Shelter (QRFSS) was formed. Food Banks Canada introduced this initiative to ensure rural food banks could access food at a central warehouse and reduce shipping costs. The QRFSS is a collective of 8 area food banks that address the hunger needs of many families and individuals through the Tri-County region. Gleaners Food Bank is the largest food bank within the QRFSS collective.
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